Nepeta cataria ‘Citriodora’

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USDA Hardiness zone: Zn4a -25º to -30ºF

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Nepeta cataria ‘Citriodora’

Something for the kitties! Beautiful form of catmint with rounded, and quilted sage green foliage and clusters of violet blue flowers held in a little deep purple calyx. Massive bloom in May and June, shear off spent flowers and water and a new batch of sublime blue erupts quickly. Full sun and rich to average well drained soil. In our climate it shuns dry heavy clay so drainage is an issue. Forms a clump that spreads considerably. To 2′ x 2′ in an average season. Light consistent summer moisture. Completely winter deciduous. Loved by cats who consume and  then laugh and laugh. Excellent combined with other low water perennials such as Epilobium (Zaushneria), Geranium cinereum cvs, Verbena rigida, Asclepias tuberosa  or A. fascicularis, Kniphofia. She deer resistance. Easy.

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